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post #16 of 27
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After the girl ( friend /  my hubbies boss' daughter in law ) telling me that she will pass on the cupcakes because my pricing was way too high, I left things as is.. her son's bday is this weekend and she txt me just now.. asking if she can have my frosting recipe. I don't even get an invite just wants my frosting recipe. icon_confused.gif

 

what should I tell her?

post #17 of 27
I would tell her to look up recipes on google.!! She doesn't deserve your recipes.
post #18 of 27
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post #19 of 27
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So I told her that I wasn't home and that I would look over my recipes when I got home tonight then txt her. She replied with she will just google one because she needs to make them soon.

 

didn't get a thank you for willing to give a recipe up. Hmmm!

post #20 of 27

I'd give her the most expensive, time consuming recipe I could find, in industrial size, lol. "Yes, ma'am you can, start with 200 egg whites and 40 pounds of sugar, and 60 pounds of butter...."

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post #21 of 27
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Originally Posted by Annabakescakes View Post

I'd give her the most expensive, time consuming recipe I could find, in industrial size, lol. "Yes, ma'am you can, start with 200 egg whites and 40 pounds of sugar, and 60 pounds of butter...."
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post #22 of 27
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Annabakescakes... that made my day. I needed a good laugh
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by Baking Me Crazy View Post

I told the girl $2.50 per and she she'll pass, said it was way too much.. I'm glad to hear from you guys that it was actually too little.. I need to give myself more credit and charge accordingly.

Too much for her to pay, perhaps, and that's fine. Not too much to charge! Those are two completely different figures.

 

I certainly wouldn't pay what I charge for cake.

post #24 of 27

Realistically, no one is going to pay $8.00 or more for a cupcake, unless they are a Kardashian and just want to say they did to show off their oodles and wads of cash.   I'd say $3.75 per, but do you really want to do all that work?

I just did ballerina cupcakes and way undercharged. Not a big deal though, as next time I bake them I will be pricing them correctly.  When I bake something new, I never quite know exactly how long it might take.  But then again, I had fun, so I'm charging people so I can have fun.

post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by Norasmom View Post

Realistically, no one is going to pay $8.00 or more for a cupcake, unless they are a Kardashian and just want to say they did to show off their oodles and wads of cash.
There are plenty of customers (upper-middle and upper class, not necessarily super-rich) that will pay $8+ for custom cupcakes if the design warrants.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Norasmom View Post

Realistically, no one is going to pay $8.00 or more for a cupcake, unless they are a Kardashian and just want to say they did to show off their oodles and wads of cash.   I'd say $3.75 per, but do you really want to do all that work?

 

 

Sure they will. My local chain coffee shop in the food court of the shopping centre charges $4 for a packet mix cupcke with a smear of icing and a jellybean on top.

 

If people will pay for that (and they do), they'll pay $8 for a cupcake like the ones in the picture.

post #27 of 27

Hmmm...I stand corrected.  This is giving me food for thought.  In my demographic the cash exists, so time will tell.  

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